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  • Arlington Heights D25 middle schools to start teaching high school geometry

    Arlington Heights D25 middle schools to start teaching high school geometry
    In order for students to meet Common Core standards in math, a geometry class using high school curriculum will be taught at Arlington Heights School District 25 middle schools starting in the fall, officials said. The curriculum used in Township High...
  • Cook County home prices show big gains in 4th quarter

    Cook County home prices show big gains in 4th quarter
    A large part of Tom Gniedziejko's business during the past few years has been buying older ranch homes on Chicago's Northwest Side, adding second-story additions and reselling them. The deals just aren't what they used to be. Compared with two years...
  • State panel delays action on pay raises for governor, legislators

    SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown is paid less than some mayors and city managers in California, but a state panel that sets his salary balked Thursday at giving him and lawmakers a pay raise, saying it wants more information before making a decision....
  • Major retailers expect stronger sales in 2014

    Major retailers expect stronger sales in 2014
    Retail sales growth will speed up, albeit slightly in 2014, rising 4.1 percent compared with an estimated 3.7 percent gain in 2013, the National Retail Federation said Thursday. The Washington, D.C. based trade group which represents retailers such as...
  • Advocates say new minimum wage figure is more than a catchy chant

    Advocates say new minimum wage figure is more than a catchy chant
    At an Annapolis rally to raise the minimum wage last month, the crowd chanted "10-10," a refrain that refers to the $10.10 hourly rate proposed by Gov. Martin O'Malley. Two weeks later during President Obama's State of the Union speech, the president...
  • Letters: College debt and the middle class

    Re "Deep in student debt," Opinion, Feb. 10 Sarah Amandolare is troubled by "gapping" — colleges' practice of admitting students without awarding enough financial aid to make a school affordable. The vast majority of the nation's colleges have...
  • Consumer prices unexpectedly dip in October on lower gasoline costs

    Consumer prices unexpectedly dip in October on lower gasoline costs
    WASHINGTON -- Consumer prices unexpectedly dipped last month, the first decline since the spring, driven by lower gasoline costs, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. The Consumer Price Index fell a seasonally adjusted 0.1% in October from the...
  • Boeing shares slide after Dreamliner catches fire on London tarmac

    Boeing shares slide after Dreamliner catches fire on London tarmac
    An empty Boeing Co. Dreamliner passenger jet belonging to Ethiopian Airlines caught fire Friday while parked on the tarmac at London’s Heathrow Airport. Boeing shares were down more than 6% as news spread of the latest incident involving Boeing&...
  • The government shutdown's toll by the numbers

    The government shutdown's toll by the numbers
    The first government shutdown in nearly 20 years ended late Wednesday after Congress agreed on a deal to fund the government through Jan. 15. and raise the nation's debt limit through Feb. 7. The 16-day ordeal took a toll on the national economy,...
  • Freddie Mac: 30-year mortgage rate rises to 4.53% from 4.48%

    Freddie Mac: 30-year mortgage rate rises to 4.53% from 4.48%
    The economy is brightening as 2014 arrives — but that could signal higher borrowing costs for homebuyers as the Federal Reserve scales back its efforts to lower interest rates and the chance of higher inflation increases. Lenders were offering 30-...
  • October retail sales beat forecasts: Happy holidays after all?

    October retail sales beat forecasts: Happy holidays after all?
    Retailers are going into the Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Christmas shopping season with a smaller degree of panic after government data showed better-than-expected sales in October. Retail sales jumped 0.4% last month, according to the U.S. Census...